seriously buggy intellilink system in 2014 Terrain Denali
So I already have another thread going about problems I'm having related to album artwork, but I didn't want to just add my other problems to that thread so I'm starting a new one here.
I am finding the Intellink system in my 2014 Terrain Denali to be extremely buggy and I'm trying to find out if anyone else is having the same experience. I'll try to explain my issues as best as I can.
Got in the car this morning and was greeted by the following message on the screen for at least the 10th time now - "Download iTunes Tags. Please confirm you would like to download iTunes Tags to: My Video iPod". There are three options for me here - Download, Cancel or Delete All Tags. Not having a clue what's going to happen if I choose Download or Delete, I hit Cancel once again so that I can listen to my ipod (which is connected via USB port). I was listening to it last night on my way home from work so I naturally expected it to pick up right where I left off (listening to a shuffle of my favorite band). My favorite band was indeed playing but for some reason the system was only playing songs from one specific album. Went into the menu and saw that "Shuffle" was unchecked despite the fact that is was checked last night when I was driving home. I have no idea why it can't seem to remember my Shuffle setting and why it decided that it was only going to play songs from one album - I certainly did not tell it to do that.
Frustrated, I switched over to my Bluetooth Audio source (my iphone 5) and started listening to that. Shuffle appears to be working properly there and my favorite band is playing. No more than a few minutes into listening, the music suddenly stops. I look to my screen and sure enough it's displaying "Paused'. Huh? Who paused the music? Certainly not me. This happens constantly and I'm not sure why.
Frustrated once again, I decide to switch over to AM radio to listen to some sports talk. After a few minutes the talking stops. I look to my screen again and see that the radio has decided to switch itself over to Bluetooth audio and the same "Paused" message from before is showing again. What on earth is going on here? Why is my radio switching sources on its own and why is the music constantly pausing anyway?
Then there's the issue I'm having where some album art is not displaying correctly while streaming music from my iphone 5 over bluetooth. I called the Infotainment help line and this is the answer they gave me on that issue:
"Gracenotes operation will change depending on the use of either USB or Bluetooth.
USB - any personal, customer or predetermined (embedded) album art for a song will be used from the device over gracenotes database.
Bluetooth - Gracenotes will take over and display what it feels is appropriate, in some cases we may not have art for an album or artist setup that the customer approves of. There is no way of changing this as the data transfer is not the same as usb."
This answer seems to differ from the answer I was given by some members here who said that Gracenotes only takes over when there is no album art embedded in a song.